Summary: Learn how to paint the exterior of a house, paint with masonry paint, paint with cement paint, paint using a roller and paint using a spray gun.
Painting the outside of a house not only improves the look of the property but will also protect against the elements. Most houses will require re-painting every five or six years. It is a large project, so plan carefully and choose a dry spell to carry out the work.
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Masonry paints are available as water-based, solvent-based or reinforced.
Another, more efficient method of painting masonry, is to use a paint roller. Rollers apply paint three times faster than a brush making them the more popular choice for painters. Paint rollers can wear out very quickly on exterior walls, so make sure you are using the correct type. For example heavy texture walls require a long-pile roller, whereas smoother texture walls require one with a medium pile. It is advisable to have a spare roller sleeve to hand in case one wears out faster than anticipated.
The most effective and efficient method of applying paint is to use a spray gun. However you need to do more preparation beforehand. This includes masking off areas and objects you don't want painted using newspaper and masking tape. Always wear a respirator when spraying.
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